Tom Cruise, who will reprise one of his most iconic roles as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, landed on a US aircraft carrier in a helicopter bearing the words “Tom Cruise: Top Gun: Maverick” for the premiere of the sequel to the 1986 movie.
In behind-the-scenes footage from the film, Cruise claims that the cast received “extensive” flight training at his request. “We worked with the Navy and Top Gun school to determine how to shoot it practically,” Cruise said, adding, “Because if we do it, we’ll be flying in F-18s.”
The film contains exactly the right amount of nostalgia for the original while continuing the story and characters,” he told Today. n.
It appears the sequel will be released 36 years after the first. Variety reports that the initial delay was due by Paramount Pictures’ need for additional time to film aviation sequences with new aircraft and technology.
Tom Cruise made the first announcement on Instagram. “I am aware that some of you have waited for over three decades. There will be a delay, unfortunately.”